June 15, 8am-3:30pm


Type   Registration Rate Until June 5th* 
TAGT Equity in Your G/T Program  $150/$225


*Please note: If you are already registered for Leadership+ you are already registered for this event at no additional cost.

June 8:
Flipped Sessions and Resources Available

June 15:

Flipped Sessions and Resources 

All Resources Available June 8
Each Leadership+ series session will include a suite of pre-recorded resources for flipped learning by attendees, including a keynote address. Attendees are expected to review resources prior to attendance at the live event.

Pre-Recorded Keynote:
Shifting Gifted Education Discourse: Unpacking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Talent Identification and Development
Effective practices in establishing positive and affirming partnerships, collective trust, and racial, cultural, and linguistic considerations are needed to navigating K-12 settings. However, before we can move forward with these considerations, we must understand the dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and what that means for 21st century learners and educators. There are many conceptual frameworks and theories, and you can easily “get lost” in the terms. This session aims to provide guidance on progressive ideologies and terminology to move the field forward in understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion to address issues of underrepresentation and retention for minoritized youth. (A live Q&A with Dr. Anderson will follow at the June 15 session.)
Brittany Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

June 15 Live Events:

Keynote Speaker Takeaways and Q&A Shifting Gifted Education Discourse
9:10 a.m.-9:35 a.m.
Learn from keynote speaker Dr. Brittany Anderson as she shares her biggest takeaways gifted education leaders should remember when addressing issues of underrepresentation in gifted education, along with opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the speaker related to the pre-recorded presentation.

About Brittany
Brittany N. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Brittany is a former Texas elementary educator, and her research focuses on pre-service and in-service teacher development in relation to the talent development and talent identification of minoritized youth. Brittany’s research also centers on the lived experiences of gifted Black girls and women, with an emphasis on their academic and social-emotional needs. For the past several years, Brittany has been involved in the professional learning of in-service teachers in urban schools.

Keynote: How to Make Every Conversation Count
9:35 a.m.-10:35 a.m.
Every conversation can be one that creates more equity and justice in our schools. In this keynote, Elena Aguilar, author of Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice, shares six strategies to create connection between people, expand perspective and understanding, and cultivate critical thinking.
Elena Aguilar, author Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice and The Art of Coaching

About Elena
Elena Aguilar is a writer, leader, teacher, coach and podcaster. She is the author of six highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013), The Art of Coaching Teams (2016), Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and The Onward Workbook (2018) and Coaching for Equity (2020) and The Art of Coaching Workbook (2020). She has also been a frequent contributor to Edutopia, ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and EdWeek Teacher. She is the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting, an organization committed to helping individuals and organizations create the conditions for transformation. Elena has taught tens of thousands of folks how to have conversations that build a more just and equitable world. Elena can be heard demonstrating these conversations on the Bright Morning Podcast. Elena is also the co-founder of Kenya Big Picture Learning, she’s on the advisory board of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and she is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher. She lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.

Breakout Sessions
10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
Deepen your learning on topics of equity in gifted education by participating in these interactive breakout sessions (topics coming).

Roundtable and Vendor Discussion
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Join your peers in exploring short roundtable presentations/discussions on how you can enhance equity in your G/T program. Topics coming soon!

Interested in hosting a roundtable presentation or conversation on one of these topics or any other topic? Submit your ideas here by April 1!

Cohort Conversations

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Each Leadership+ session will conclude with the opportunity to work with peers in a cohort-based setting to create solutions to your unique questions. Attendees will receive their cohort assignments prior to the series start date. You’re encouraged to communicate and work with your cohort during the event and after the event!